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Genevieve Thie (1929 - 2022)


Posted By: Pamela Wagler
Date: 6/16/2022 at 22:01:59

The Hawk Eye
Burlington, Iowa
June 10, 2022

Genevieve Drebenstedt Thie

Genevieve Lena Thie, 93, of Burlington, died Friday, June 10, 2022, at the OakView Nursing Home and Rehabilitation in Burlington.

Born April 21, 1929, in Palymyra, MO, she was the daughter of Walter and Selma Lucas Drebenstedt. On March 29, 1953, she married Donald Abner Thie in Burlington. He passed on February 1, 2022.

She was a 1947 graduate of Sperry High School. Following graduation from high school she attend College of Commerce in Burlington for three years.

Genevieve worked as a legal secretary for Ford Law Offices in Burlington for 30 years.

She was a member of Zion United Church of Christ. She was a past member of St. John's of Flint River Township Church where she was a Sunday School teacher, sang in the choir and was also involved in many church organizations.

Survivors include daughter, Deb (Dave) Stratton of Sperry, IA, two grandchildren, Danielle (Matt) Huddleston of Burlington and Jason (Erin Bradley) Stratton of West Burlington, and three great-grandchildren, Christian and Ian Huddleston, and Jaxon Stratton.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Lorraine Rice and one brother, Stanley Drebenstedt.

The Graveside Committal Service for Mrs. Thie will be Sunday, June 12, 2022 at St. John's Cemetery, rural Burlington with Pastor Brice Hughes officiating.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for the Mediapolis Ambulance Service.

Prugh Funeral Service is in care of the arrangements.


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